PM expresses desire to watch ‘Padmaavati’

13 January 2018 12:42 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has expressed his desire to watch the Indian movie ‘Padmaavati’ which has been renamed as ‘Padmaavat’ later on.

According to the Hindustan Times, Mr. Wickremesinghe’s office has requested the Sri Lankan censor board for a special screening of Padmaavat.

As per distributor Kalapi Nagada of Cinekorn Entertainment, that is distributing the film in Sri Lanka, they have been informed about this by the censor board.

“So much has been happening around Padmaavat that in a way has generated a lot of curiosity around it. The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka has requested for a special show and I have informed Sanjay Leela Bhansali (director of the film) about this,” says Kalapi, adding that the date of the screening has not been decided yet.

Hindustan Times, however, said it could not independently verify the claim.

Ask him how the citizens of Sri Lanka reacted to the controversy around the film and he adds, “In a way, the film being in news all this while has created a good hype. Everyone wants to watch out why is the film facing so much resistance in India? What has it become a political issue? Initially, we were releasing it in 55 screens, but now it will release in 85 screens,”

Kalapi also said that Deepika and Sanjay have a sizable number of admirers in Sri Lanka. “Both Deepika and Sanjay have a huge fan base in Sri Lanka,” he says, adding that Padmaavat promotions are on. They have been putting hoardings, giving out print and TV ads etc.

  Comments - 11

  • Gamaya Sunday, 14 January 2018 01:16 AM

    He should be shon a film on how to make an escape from the BOND SCAM a

    ANTON Sunday, 14 January 2018 08:10 AM


    Citizen Sunday, 14 January 2018 08:26 AM

    Padmaavat tamai adu

    ANTON Sunday, 14 January 2018 09:15 AM


    Mevan Sunday, 14 January 2018 11:36 AM

    Dakkoth Padmavati .... Ale Nokara Bari.......

    Hora Polis Sunday, 14 January 2018 11:45 AM

    Actually, PM desires to distract the public from his role in, "MAHA BANKU HORA VATA"

    Ravi Sunday, 14 January 2018 02:37 PM

    He wanted to dance to the old age.What else will he think?

    C.K.Lankaputhra Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:52 PM

    If any one the government has loose motion, that is also has something to do with Bond Scam. It has come to that low level.

    Kmc kumara Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:56 PM

    He may be tring to make a film about bond scam.

    Ceylonese Sunday, 14 January 2018 05:56 PM

    Deepika Padukone the leading actress in the film is not only a popular film star but also a famous Indian model whose image could be found on billboards everywhere in Sri Lanka. Probably Ranil wants to have a closer look at her.

    DG Monday, 15 January 2018 08:18 AM

    Another attempt to forget BOND scam , may be seeing in dream too.

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